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07/21/2014 - 1:33am

    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.

    Eaton is black. The three men testing her were white. The time was the early 1940s, when...

05/12/2014 - 5:25am

    Why, many are asking, did it take the world so long to pay much attention to the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls by Muslim fanatics in Nigeria?

    For starters, the buck stops with President Goodluck Jonathan, among other Nigerian political leaders who clumsily...

05/08/2014 - 9:16pm

    Bungled executions by lethal injection are beginning to make firing squads look good. Seriously.

    I did not always feel this way. I'm an opponent of the death penalty.

    But with lethal-injection drugs in short supply and...

05/04/2014 - 11:34pm

    Donald Sterling, 80, the now-banished owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, reminds me of every guy I've heard say, "I can't be racist. I've even dated black women."

    Recordings released by the gossip website TMZ and confirmed by the NBA of Sterling, who is white, making racist...

05/04/2014 - 10:47pm

    Now that the National Basketball Association has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Don Sterling for life over his racist comments, how about those Washington Redskins?

    Sterling is getting punished for insults that he uttered in private. Washington Redskins' owner...

04/27/2014 - 11:41pm

    Here's an important lesson for politicians and talk show hosts: Be careful whom you put on a pedestal. They might fall on you.

    Yes, I'm referring to the saga of Cliven Bundy. I'm laughing too hard at the Nevada rancher's political cheerleaders to be...

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